Shifting Ghost Envelope for Velocity

Discussion in 'ABSYNTH' started by Toccata, Apr 14, 2012.

  1. Toccata

    Toccata New Member

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    In the preset 'Whale's Naptime' the Oscil A Amp & Oscil B Amp
    have Ghost Envelopes that shift according to the velocity of the keystroke.

    What has been assigned? :eek:
  2. sampleconstruct

    sampleconstruct NI Product Owner

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    What do you mean by "Ghost Envelope"? In that patch Osc B Amp has velocity assigned to the Time Scale of first breakpoint.
  3. Toccata

    Toccata New Member

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    A Ghost Envelope is the dimmed envelope that appears
    when you adjust the master envelope. In this case, the master
    envelope is untouched.

    If you strip the ADSR assign, it's gone. If you assign any one
    ADSR it comes back. A hard attack pushes the envelope forward
    a soft attack shadows the envelope as shown. (I've stripped the
    velocity parameters in the MIDI tab and it's still there)


    I'd like to learn more about this so sampleconstruct, if you understand
    this, I'd truly appreciate your help in making my own test model.
    Thanks.
  4. sampleconstruct

    sampleconstruct NI Product Owner

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    The velocity assignment you're looking for is not performed in the Midi Tab but in the envelope section. Click on any Breakpoint and on the upper right of the GUI enable the Control Tab of that breakpoint->Time Scale->enter desired percentage and assign velocity as controller source (Time Macro). So if the first breakpoint of an envelope is somewhat to the right on the x-axis the velocity control with a negative percentage value will move it to the left thus making that envelope section faster if you know what I mean.

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  5. Toccata

    Toccata New Member

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    Hey sampleconstruct,

    You are right about the control, when I turned it on
    and opened it it was set to -100. So even if it is off
    it still shows on the graph; didn't know that.


    Thank-you!

    I was halfway through writing 'but what if the control is off' when I realized my error.

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  6. sampleconstruct

    sampleconstruct NI Product Owner

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    As each breakpoint has it's dedicated Control Tab you can only check by clicking on each breakpoint. In default view with no breakpoint selected the Control Tab will always show as being "off"

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